|December 2006||National Research Flagship||Water For A Healthy Country|
Can domestic bores help save our drinking water?
"It's a careful balancing act," he says.
"We can't draw so much out that it is replaced by seawater at the coast, or
wetlands dry up, or that acid sulphate soils are exposed to the air. Natural
replenishment of groundwater by seasonal rainfall and by directing runoff
from roofs and roads into the aquifer can prevent this happening, but only
if the balance is maintained."
"It's essential that we fill in the
information gaps, and a project managed by the Swan Catchment Council is
starting to address this deficiency."
IN THIS EDITION:
the Flagship's new Science Director
one of our
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